This is a great device from Microsoft, although there are a few issues, which Microsoft don't seem to be willing to fix.
All surface devices do not support Silverlight, which is a Microsoft programme. This means you cant run a number of video applications, with one of them being Lovefilm. Why you cant run a popular MICROSOFT program is not clear.
There is also a lack of apps, nowhere near as many as Apple or Android. There is also no Lovefilm (Amazon Instant) app, so you can stream anything from that service.
The good points are large tablet screen, attachable (via magnet) keyboard and Microsoft Office as standard.
If Microsoft listen to customers and fix the issues, then this could be better than the Ipad, but for now Ipad is still the best tablet around.